Associate Professor/Director, Women Studies The University of Akron, Ohio
The University of Akron invites applications for the position of Director of Women’s Studies, effective July 1, 2013. The Womens Studies Program is an interdisciplinary academic program offering an undergraduate minor in addition to a certificate at the graduate and undergraduate level. The program is housed in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS) and the Director’s position reports to the BCAS Dean’s Office.
Given that Women’s Studies is inherently interdisciplinary, the disciplinary home of the Director may be in any department/school at the University. The successful candidate must be qualified for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level with tenure in the academic unit consistent with the candidate’s academic credentials. Responsibilities will include conducting high quality research and teaching that relates to one or more of the following areas, including but not limited to, women, gender, queer studies, and/or feminism and feminist theory. The Women’s Studies Director will receive at least 25% release time from teaching to direct the program and related activities. Salary is commensurate with experience and credentials.
The Director will be responsible for coordinating and developing the curriculum and academic programming on campus relevant to Women’s Studies, advising and mentoring students, overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Program, managing the budget, and supervising a staff currently consisting of a full-time college lecturer, three part-time faculty members, and two graduate assistants. The Director will also work with a core of committed faculty members who offer disciplinary courses that are approved to be part of the Women’s Studies curriculum and who serve on the Women’s Studies Academic Advisory Committee. The successful candidate should have experience with a Womens Studies Program and be a dynamic and visionary leader who will build the program in terms of visibility, reputation, enrollment, and numbers of minors and certificates. Interested candidates may visit the current Women’s Studies Program website athttp://www.uakron.edu/ws/ or contact Valerie Callanan, Co-Chair Women’s Studies Director Search Committee, at 330-972-6863 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should complete an online application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For complete details and to apply for this position, visit http://www.uakron.edu/jobs/. Job#7790.The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.